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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2019
Thursday, November 07, 2019 4:03:00 PM
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Summary

Dropbox Reports In-line

Dropbox (DBX) reported 3rd Quarter September 2019 earnings of $0.13 per share on revenue of $428.2 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.11 per share on revenue of $422.4 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.13 per share. Revenue grew 18.8% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said during its conference call it expects fourth quarter non-GAAP earnings of $0.11 to $0.12 per share on revenue of $442.0 million to $444.0 million. The current consensus estimate is earnings of $0.13 per share on revenue of $442.0 million for the quarter ending December 31, 2019.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.13
Earnings Whisper
$0.13
Consensus Estimate
$0.11
Reported Revenue
$428.2 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$422.4 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Guidance
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Dropbox Announces Fiscal 2019 Third Quarter Results

Revenue of $428.2 Million, Up 19% Year-Over-Year

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities of $149.7 Million and Free Cash Flow of $102.5 Million

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dropbox, Inc. (NASDAQ: DBX), the world’s first smart workspace, today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2019.

“We had a strong Q3 highlighted by 19% top line growth and margin expansion,” said Dropbox Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Drew Houston. “We’re excited about the early momentum we’ve seen with our new desktop app — millions are already using it since it was made generally available on September 25. Together with the launch of Dropbox Spaces, we’re making great progress towards building the world's first smart workspace where people can focus on the work that matters.”

Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

  • Total revenue was $428.2 million, an increase of 19% from the same period last year.
  • Paying users totaled 14.0 million, as compared to 12.3 million for the same period last year. Average revenue per paying user was $123.15, as compared to $118.60 for the same period last year.
  • GAAP gross margin was 75.5%, as compared to 75.0% in the same period last year. Non-GAAP gross margin was 76.7%, as compared to 75.9% in the same period last year.
  • GAAP operating margin was (4.3)%, as compared to (2.5)% in the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating margin, which excludes stock-based compensation, acquisition-related and other expenses, and amortization of acquired intangible assets, was 13.1%, as compared to 12.8% in the same period last year.
  • GAAP net loss was ($17.0) million, as compared to ($5.8) million in the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income was $55.9 million, as compared to $45.0 million in the same period last year.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $149.7 million, as compared to $128.0 million in the same period last year. Free cash flow was $102.5 million, as compared to $120.0 million in the same period last year.
  • GAAP basic and diluted net loss per share was ($0.04), as compared to ($0.01) in the same period last year. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.13, as compared to $0.11 in the same period last year. (1)
  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $1.031 billion at the end of the third quarter of 2019.

(1) Non-GAAP diluted net income per share is calculated based upon 418.7 million and 420.0 million diluted weighted-average shares of common stock for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

Financial Outlook

Dropbox will provide forward-looking guidance in connection with this quarterly earnings announcement on its conference call, webcast, and on its investor relations website at investors.dropbox.com.

Conference Call Information

Dropbox plans to host a conference call today to review its third quarter financial results and to discuss its financial outlook. This call is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET and can be accessed by dialing (877) 300-7844 from the United States or (786) 815-8440 internationally with reference to the company name and conference title, and a live webcast and replay of the conference call can be accessed from the Dropbox investor relations website at investors.dropbox.com. Following the completion of the call, a telephonic replay will be available through 11:59 PM ET on November 14, 2019 at (855) 859-2056 from the United States or (404) 537-3406 internationally with recording access code 1636338.

Other Upcoming Events

  • Lev Finkelstein, Vice President of Corporate Finance & Strategy, will be presenting at the RBC Capital Markets Technology, Internet, Media and Telecommunications Conference in New York, NY on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 4:05 p.m. ET.

At the time of this event, a live webcast will be accessible from the Dropbox investor relations website at investors.dropbox.com. Following the event, a replay will be made available at the same location.

About Dropbox

Dropbox is the world's first smart workspace that helps people and teams focus on the work that matters. With more than 600 million registered users across 180 countries, we're on a mission to design a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and has 12 offices around the world. For more information on our mission and products, visit dropbox.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial results as determined in accordance with GAAP are included at the end of this press release following the accompanying financial data. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, please see the section of the tables titled "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, among other things, statements regarding Dropbox's strategies and new products and features, future financial and operational performance, the demand for and engagement with our platform and product features, and the benefits from new product experiences and acquisitions. Words such as "believe," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "expect," "plans," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Dropbox has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that the Company believes may affect its business, financial condition, and results of operations. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions including, but not limited to: (i) our ability to retain and upgrade paying users; (ii) our ability to attract new users or convert registered users to paying users; (iii) our revenue growth rate; (iv) our history of net losses; (v) our liability for any unauthorized access to our data or our users’ content, including through privacy and data security breaches; (vi) significant disruption of service on our platform or loss of content; (vii) any decline in demand for our platform or for content collaboration solutions in general; (viii) changes in the interoperability of our platform across devices, operating systems, and third-party applications that we do not control; (ix) competition in our markets; (x) our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, extend our platform, or develop new features; (xi) our ability to manage our growth or plan for future growth; (xii) our acquisition of other businesses and the potential of such acquisitions to require significant management attention, disrupt our business, or dilute stockholder value; and (xiii) the dual class structure of our common stock and its effect of concentrating voting control with certain stockholders who held our capital stock prior to the completion of our initial public offering. Further information on risks that could affect Dropbox’s results is included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Additional information will be made available in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q and other future reports that we may file with the SEC from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. Dropbox assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.

Dropbox, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three months ended
September 30,

 

Nine months ended
September 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Revenue

$

 

428.2

 

 

$

 

360.3

 

 

$

 

1,215.3

 

 

$

 

1,015.8

 

Cost of revenue(1)

 

104.8

 

 

 

90.2

 

 

 

306.1

 

 

 

300.3

 

Gross profit

 

323.4

 

 

 

270.1

 

 

 

909.2

 

 

 

715.5

 

Operating expenses(1):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

172.8

 

 

 

133.2

 

 

 

485.2

 

 

 

631.4

 

Sales and marketing

 

108.2

 

 

 

95.0

 

 

 

317.0

 

 

 

339.4

 

General and administrative

 

61.0

 

 

 

50.8

 

 

 

180.9

 

 

 

226.7

 

Total operating expenses

 

342.0

 

 

 

279.0

 

 

 

983.1

 

 

 

1,197.5

 

Loss from operations

 

(18.6

)

 

 

(8.9

)

 

 

(73.9

)

 

 

(482.0

)

Interest income, net

 

3.0

 

 

 

2.4

 

 

 

9.9

 

 

 

3.2

 

Other income, net

 

0.2

 

 

 

0.5

 

 

 

14.4

 

 

 

6.1

 

Loss before income taxes

 

(15.4

)

 

 

(6.0

)

 

 

(49.6

)

 

 

(472.7

)

Benefit from (provision for) income taxes

 

(1.6

)

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

3.5

 

 

 

(2.7

)

Net loss

$

 

(17.0

)

 

$

 

(5.8

)

 

$

 

(46.1

)

 

$

 

(475.4

)

Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

$

 

(0.04

)

 

$

 

(0.01

)

 

$

 

(0.11

)

 

$

 

(1.39

)

Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

 

414.4

 

 

 

403.9

 

 

 

412.4

 

 

 

342.0

 

 

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:

 

Three months ended
September 30,

 

Nine months ended
September 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Cost of revenue

$

 

4.1

 

 

$

 

3.2

 

 

$

 

11.8

 

 

$

 

43.9

 

Research and development

 

38.9

 

 

 

28.2

 

 

 

107.1

 

 

 

339.0

 

Sales and marketing

 

7.7

 

 

 

8.1

 

 

 

23.6

 

 

 

88.4

 

General and administrative

 

17.5

 

 

 

15.5

 

 

 

49.4

 

 

 

125.3

 

Dropbox, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In millions)

(Unaudited)

 

 

As of

 

September 30, 2019

 

December 31, 2018

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

 

443.2

 

 

$

 

519.3

 

Short-term investments

 

587.7

 

 

 

570.0

 

Trade and other receivables, net

 

38.4

 

 

 

28.6

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

64.3

 

 

 

92.3

 

Total current assets

 

1,133.6

 

 

 

1,210.2

 

Property and equipment, net

 

416.6

 

 

 

310.6

 

Operating lease right-of-use asset

 

581.7

 

 

 

Intangible assets, net

 

50.1

 

 

 

14.7

 

Goodwill

 

231.8

 

 

 

96.5

 

Other assets

 

72.8

 

 

 

62.1

 

Total assets

$

 

2,486.6

 

 

$

 

1,694.1

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

 

31.3

 

 

$

 

33.3

 

Accrued and other current liabilities

 

149.9

 

 

 

164.5

 

Accrued compensation and benefits

 

79.1

 

 

 

80.9

 

Operating lease liability

 

76.0

 

 

 

Finance lease obligation

 

70.9

 

 

 

73.8

 

Deferred revenue

 

541.1

 

 

 

485.0

 

Total current liabilities

 

948.3

 

 

 

837.5

 

Operating lease liability, non-current

 

626.2

 

 

 

Finance lease obligation, non-current

 

128.0

 

 

 

89.9

 

Other non-current liabilities(1)

 

21.5

 

 

 

89.9

 

Total liabilities

 

1,724.0

 

 

 

1,017.3

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

Additional paid-in-capital

 

2,478.6

 

 

 

2,337.5

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(1,718.1

)

 

 

(1,659.5

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

2.1

 

 

 

(1.2

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

762.6

 

 

 

676.8

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

 

2,486.6

 

 

$

 

1,694.1

 

 

(1) As of December 31, 2018 the Company had non current deferred rent of $81.0 million. As of September 30, 2019, deferred rent is now included in the determination of the Company's operating lease right of use asset due to the adoption of ASC 842.

 

Dropbox, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In millions)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three months ended
September 30,

 

Nine months ended
September 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Cash flow from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

 

 

(17.0

)

 

$

 

 

(5.8

)

 

$

 

 

(46.1

)

 

$

 

 

(475.4

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

40.6

 

 

 

45.7

 

 

 

132.5

 

 

 

121.6

 

Stock-based compensation

 

68.2

 

 

 

55.0

 

 

 

191.9

 

 

 

596.6

 

Net losses (gains) on equity investments

 

1.7

 

 

 

 

 

(5.7

)

 

 

Amortization of deferred commissions

 

4.6

 

 

 

3.2

 

 

 

12.7

 

 

 

8.5

 

Other

 

(0.7

)

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

(8.3

)

 

 

(0.9

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables, net

 

(1.0

)

 

 

2.3

 

 

 

(9.5

)

 

 

0.4

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(7.6

)

 

 

(13.4

)

 

 

(26.1

)

 

 

(47.3

)

Other assets

 

15.6

 

 

 

7.1

 

 

 

41.8

 

 

 

(10.4

)

Accounts payable

 

(0.6

)

 

 

4.6

 

 

 

(2.4

)

 

 

(3.9

)

Accrued and other current liabilities

 

(1.0

)

 

 

(3.9

)

 

 

9.5

 

 

 

40.6

 

Accrued compensation and benefits

 

21.7

 

 

 

18.1

 

 

 

(3.1

)

 

 

7.2

 

Deferred revenue

 

26.7

 

 

 

14.4

 

 

 

54.7

 

 

 

60.8

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

(18.4

)

 

 

0.5

 

 

 

(45.6

)

 

 

3.9

 

Tenant improvement allowance reimbursement

 

16.9

 

 

 

 

 

45.4

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

149.7

 

 

 

128.0

 

 

 

341.7

 

 

 

301.7

 

Cash flow from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

(47.2

)

 

 

(8.0

)

 

 

(110.6

)

 

 

(27.6

)

Business combinations, net of cash acquired

 

 

 

 

 

(171.6

)

 

 

Purchases of short-term investments

 

(193.0

)

 

 

(168.4

)

 

 

(582.7

)

 

 

(664.3

)

Proceeds from sales of short-term investments

 

160.0

 

 

 

58.5

 

 

 

341.0

 

 

 

61.6

 

Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments

 

75.1

 

 

 

85.5

 

 

 

236.7

 

 

 

101.9

 

Other

 

(3.2

)

 

 

1.0

 

 

 

8.4

 

 

 

(0.6

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(8.3

)

 

 

(31.4

)

 

 

(278.8

)

 

 

(529.0

)

Cash flow from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from initial public offering and private placement, net of underwriters' discounts and commissions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

746.6

 

Payments of deferred offering costs

 

 

 

(1.1

)

 

 

 

 

(4.5

)

Shares repurchased for tax withholdings on release of restricted stock

 

(19.0

)

 

 

(44.3

)

 

 

(67.1

)

 

 

(326.7

)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of repurchases

 

 

 

8.8

 

 

 

2.0

 

 

 

9.8

 

Principal payments on finance lease obligations

 

(21.2

)

 

 

(25.8

)

 

 

(71.8

)

 

 

(84.1

)

Other

 

0.3

 

 

 

(2.0

)

 

 

(0.4

)

 

 

(6.1

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

(39.9

)

 

 

(64.4

)

 

 

(137.3

)

 

 

335.0

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(1.9

)

 

 

(0.1

)

 

 

(1.7

)

 

 

(1.5

)

Change in cash and cash equivalents

 

99.6

 

 

 

32.1

 

 

 

(76.1

)

 

 

106.2

 

Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period

 

343.6

 

 

 

504.1

 

 

 

519.3

 

 

 

430.0

 

Cash and cash equivalents - end of period

$

 

 

443.2

 

 

$

 

 

536.2

 

 

$

 

 

443.2

 

 

$

 

 

536.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental cash flow data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment acquired under finance leases

$

 

 

31.6

 

$

 

 

28.5

 

 

$

 

 

107.0

 

 

$

 

 

72.7

 

 

Dropbox, Inc.

Three months ended September 30, 2019

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP results

(In millions, except for percentages, which may not foot due to rounding)

(Unaudited)

 

 

GAAP

 

Stock-based
compensation

 

Acquisition-
related and
other expenses

 

Intangibles
amortization

 

Non-GAAP

Cost of revenue

$

 

104.8

 

 

$

 

(4.1

)

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

(1.0

)

 

$

 

99.7

 

Cost of revenue margin

 

24.5

%

 

 

(1.0

)%

 

%

 

 

(0.2

)%

 

 

23.3

%

Gross profit

 

323.4

 

 

 

4.1

 

 

 

 

 

1.0

 

 

 

328.5

 

Gross margin

 

75.5

%

 

 

1.0

%

 

%

 

 

0.2

%

 

 

76.7

%

Research and development

 

172.8

 

 

 

(38.9

)

 

 

(4.0

)

 

 

 

 

129.9

 

Research and development margin

 

40.4

%

 

 

(9.2

)%

 

 

(0.9

)%

 

%

 

 

30.3

%

Sales and marketing

 

108.2

 

 

 

(7.7

)

 

 

 

 

(1.4

)

 

 

99.1

 

Sales and marketing margin

 

25.3

%

 

 

(1.9

)%

 

%

 

 

(0.3

)%

 

 

23.1

%

General and administrative

 

61.0

 

 

 

(17.5

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

43.5

 

General and administrative margin

 

14.2

%

 

 

(4.0

)%

 

%

 

%

 

 

10.2

%

Income (loss) from operations

$

 

(18.6

)

 

$

 

68.2

 

 

$

 

4.0

 

 

$

 

2.4

 

 

$

 

56.0

 

Operating margin

 

(4.3

)%

 

 

16.0

%

 

 

0.9

%

 

 

0.5

%

 

 

13.1

%

 

Dropbox, Inc.

Three months ended September 30, 2018

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP results

(In millions, except for percentages, which may not foot due to rounding)

(Unaudited)

 

 

GAAP

 

Stock-based
compensation

 

Non-GAAP

Cost of revenue

$

 

90.2

 

 

$

 

(3.2

)

 

$

 

87.0

 

Cost of revenue margin

 

25.0

%

 

 

(0.9

)%

 

 

24.1

%

Gross profit

 

270.1

 

 

 

3.2

 

 

 

273.3

 

Gross margin

 

75.0

%

 

 

0.9

%

 

 

75.9

%

Research and development

 

133.2

 

 

 

(28.2

)

 

 

105.0

 

Research and development margin

 

37.0

%

 

 

(7.9

)%

 

 

29.1

%

Sales and marketing

 

95.0

 

 

 

(8.1

)

 

 

86.9

 

Sales and marketing margin

 

26.4

%

 

 

(2.3

)%

 

 

24.1

%

General and administrative

 

50.8

 

 

 

(15.5

)

 

 

35.3

 

General and administrative margin

 

14.1

%

 

 

(4.3

)%

 

 

9.8

%

Income (loss) from operations

$

 

(8.9

)

 

$

 

55.0

 

 

$

 

46.1

 

Operating margin

 

(2.5

)%

 

 

15.3

%

 

 

12.8

%

 

Dropbox, Inc.

Nine months ended September 30, 2019

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP results

(In millions, except for percentages, which may not foot due to rounding)

(Unaudited)

 

 

GAAP

 

Stock-based
compensation

 

Acquisition-
related and
other expenses

 

Intangibles
amortization

 

Non-GAAP

Cost of revenue

$

 

306.1

 

 

$

 

(11.8

)

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

(2.5

)

 

$

 

291.8

 

Cost of revenue margin

 

25.2

%

 

 

(1.0

)%

 

%

 

 

(0.2

)%

 

 

24.0

%

Gross profit

 

909.2

 

 

 

11.8

 

 

 

 

 

2.5

 

 

 

923.5

 

Gross margin

 

74.8

%

 

 

1.0

%

 

%

 

 

0.2

%

 

 

76.0

%

Research and development

 

485.2

 

 

 

(107.1

)

 

 

(10.4

)

 

 

 

 

367.7

 

Research and development margin

 

39.9

%

 

 

(8.7

)%

 

 

(0.9

)%

 

%

 

 

30.3

%

Sales and marketing

 

317.0

 

 

 

(23.6

)

 

 

 

 

(3.6

)

 

 

289.8

 

Sales and marketing margin

 

26.1

%

 

 

(2.0

)%

 

%

 

 

(0.3

)%

 

 

23.8

%

General and administrative

 

180.9

 

 

 

(49.4

)

 

 

(1.0

)

 

 

 

 

130.5

 

General and administrative margin

 

14.9

%

 

 

(4.1

)%

 

 

(0.1

)%

 

%

 

 

10.7

%

Income (loss) from operations

$

 

(73.9

)

 

$

 

191.9

 

 

$

 

11.4

 

 

$

 

6.1

 

 

$

 

135.5

 

Operating margin

 

(6.1

)%

 

 

15.9

%

 

 

0.9

%

 

 

0.4

%

 

 

11.1

%

 

Dropbox, Inc.

Nine months ended September 30, 2018

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP results

(In millions, except for percentages, which may not foot due to rounding)

(Unaudited)

 

 

GAAP

 

Stock-based
compensation

 

Employer payroll
taxes related to the
release of two-tier RSUs

 

Non-GAAP

Cost of revenue

$

 

300.3

 

 

$

 

(43.9

)

 

$

 

(1.1

)

 

$

 

255.3

 

Cost of revenue margin

 

29.6

%

 

 

(4.4

)%

 

 

(0.1

)%

 

 

25.1

%

Gross profit

 

715.5

 

 

 

43.9

 

 

 

1.1

 

 

 

760.5

 

Gross margin

 

70.4

%

 

 

4.4

%

 

 

0.1

%

 

 

74.9

%

Research and development

 

631.4

 

 

 

(339.0

)

 

 

(8.3

)

 

 

284.1

 

Research and development margin

 

62.2

%

 

 

(33.4

)%

 

 

(0.8

)%

 

 

28.0

%

Sales and marketing

 

339.4

 

 

 

(88.4

)

 

 

(2.2

)

 

 

248.8

 

Sales and marketing margin

 

33.4

%

 

 

(8.7

)%

 

 

(0.2

)%

 

 

24.5

%

General and administrative

 

226.7

 

 

 

(125.3

)

 

 

(2.3

)

 

 

99.1

 

General and administrative margin

 

22.3

%

 

 

(12.3

)%

 

 

(0.2

)%

 

 

9.8

%

Income (loss) from operations

$

 

(482.0

)

 

$

 

596.6

 

 

$

 

13.9

 

 

$

 

128.5

 

Operating margin

 

(47.5

)%

 

 

58.8

%

 

 

1.4

%

 

 

12.7

%

 

Dropbox, Inc.

Three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018

Reconciliation of GAAP net loss to Non-GAAP net income and Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

(In millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three months ended
September 30,

 

Nine months ended
September 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

GAAP net loss

$

 

(17.0

)

 

$

 

(5.8

)

 

$

 

(46.1

)

 

$

 

(475.4

)

Stock-based compensation

 

68.2

 

 

 

55.0

 

 

 

191.9

 

 

 

596.6

 

Acquisition-related and other expenses

 

4.0

 

 

 

 

 

11.4

 

 

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

2.4

 

 

 

 

 

6.1

 

 

 

Net losses (gains) on equity investments

 

1.7

 

 

 

 

 

(5.7

)

 

 

Employer payroll taxes related to the release of two-tier RSUs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.9

 

Income tax effects of non-GAAP adjustments

 

(3.4

)

 

 

(4.2

)

 

 

(18.0

)

 

 

(11.2

)

Non-GAAP net income

$

 

55.9

 

 

$

 

45.0

 

 

$

 

139.6

 

 

$

 

123.9

 

Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$

 

0.13

 

 

$

 

0.11

 

 

$

 

0.33

 

 

$

 

0.30

 

Weighted-average shares used to compute Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

 

418.7

 

 

 

420.0

 

 

 

418.3

 

 

 

408.0

 

 

Dropbox, Inc.

Three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018

Reconciliation of free cash flow and supplemental cash flow disclosure

(In millions, except for percentages)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three months ended
September 30,

 

Nine months ended
September 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Free cash flow reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

 

149.7

 

 

$

 

128.0

 

 

$

 

341.7

 

 

$

 

301.7

 

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

(47.2

)

 

 

(8.0

)

 

 

(110.6

)

 

 

(27.6

)

Free cash flow

$

 

102.5

 

 

$

 

120.0

 

 

$

 

231.1

 

 

$

 

274.1

 

Free cash flow margin

 

23.9

%

 

 

33.3

%

 

 

19.0

%

 

 

27.0

%

Supplemental disclosures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures related to our new corporate headquarters, net of tenant improvement allowances(1)

$

 

29.2

 

 

$

 

2.5

 

 

$

 

51.1

 

 

$

 

4.7

 

(1) Capital expenditures include cash outflows related to the build out of our new corporate headquarters in San Francisco, CA. Net cash provided by operating activities include tenant improvement allowances related to our new corporate headquarters, and represents cash received from our landlord to partially offset this build out. These amounts are presented net in the table above.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To provide investors and others with additional information regarding Dropbox's results, we have disclosed the following non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP cost of revenue, non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating expenses (including research and development, sales and marketing and general and administrative), non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP net income, free cash flow ("FCF") and non-GAAP diluted net income per share. Dropbox has provided a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure used in this earnings release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Non-GAAP cost of revenue, gross profit, operating expenses, income from operations, and net income differs from GAAP in that it excludes stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, other acquisition-related expenses, which include third-party diligence costs and compensation expense for key acquired personnel, and employer payroll tax expense relating to the release of two-tier RSUs in connection with our initial public offering during the six months ended June 30, 2018. Non-GAAP net income also excludes net gains and losses on equity investments, and includes the income tax effect of the aforementioned adjustments, including the tax effects of acquired intangible assets. FCF differs from GAAP net cash provided by operating activities in that it treats capital expenditures as a reduction to net cash provided by operating activities. Free cash flow margin is calculated as FCF divided by revenue. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share differs from GAAP diluted net loss per share in that the numerator utilizes the non-GAAP net income as described above, and the weighted-average shares used in the computation include certain shares that are excluded from the GAAP diluted net loss per share calculation because their effect would have been anti-dilutive.

Dropbox's management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods, for internal budgeting and forecasting purposes, for short and long-term operating plans, and to evaluate Dropbox's financial performance and the ability to generate cash from operations. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures reflect Dropbox's ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparisons and analysis of trends in Dropbox's business, as they exclude expenses that are not reflective of ongoing operating results. Management also believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful supplemental information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating Dropbox's operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management and in comparing financial results across accounting periods and to those of peer companies.

We believe that the non-GAAP financial measures, non-GAAP cost of revenue, gross profit, operating expenses, income from operations, net income, and diluted net income per share are meaningful to investors because they help identify underlying trends in our business that could otherwise be masked by the effect of the expenses that we exclude.

We believe that FCF is an indicator of our liquidity over the long term, and provides useful information regarding cash provided by operating activities and cash used for investments in property and equipment required to maintain and grow our business. FCF is presented for supplemental informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP. FCF has limitations as an analytical tool, and it should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of other GAAP financial measures, such as net cash provided by operating activities. Some of the limitations of FCF are that FCF does not reflect our future contractual commitments, excludes investments made to acquire assets under capital leases, includes capital expenditures related to our new corporate headquarters, and may be calculated differently by other companies in our industry, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

The use of non-GAAP cost of revenue, gross profit, operating expenses, income from operations, net income, free cash flow, and diluted net income per share measures has certain limitations as they do not reflect all items of income, expense, and cash expenditures, as applicable, that affect Dropbox's operations. Dropbox compensates for these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measures. Additionally, we have provided supplemental disclosures in our reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow to include capital expenditures related to our new corporate headquarters, net of tenant improvement allowances. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or in isolation from, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Further, these non-GAAP measures may differ from the non-GAAP information used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore comparability may be limited. Management encourages investors and others to review Dropbox's financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

Investors:
Darren Yip
ir@dropbox.com
or
Media:
Tessa Chen
press@dropbox.com

Source: Dropbox, Inc.